PoultryUSA - March 2018 - 25
Foods. Campos Foods produces fully cooked pork,
beef and turkey products to service retail, foodservice
and convenience store channels.
Foster Farms: In August 2017, the company announced a $30 million expansion and upgrade of its
processing plant in Farmerville, Louisiana. New equipment was expected to be installed by October 2017.
Mar-Jac Poultry Inc.: In July 2017, the company
announced plans to build a new, $35 million feed mill
and $23 million hatchery in Franklin County, Alabama.
OK Foods Inc.: In July 2017, Industrias Bachoco - the
parent company of OK Foods - announced the acquisition
of Alabama-based value-added and further processed product maker Albertville Quality Foods through OK Foods.
Simmons Foods: In September 2017, it announced
plans to build a new chicken facility in Benton
County, Arkansas. The planned $300 million plant
will produce fresh and frozen chicken products for
retail and restaurant customers and process as much as
850 million pounds of poultry meat annually. It could
open in 2019.
Allen Harim Foods: In October 2017, Allen
Harim broke ground on a new, $22 million hatchery
in Dagsboro, Delaware, with a planned capacity of 2.5
million eggs per week.
Harrison Poultry Inc.: The company completed
numerous improvement in 2017, including a $750,000
automated thigh deboning upgrade, installation of new
chillers, an upgraded ammonia system, $4 million worth
of new re-chillers, $500,000 worth of LAS system expansion, and the completion of a $3 million live receiving
drawer system. In 2018, it plans on adding a new, $45
million feed mill, $3 million expansion of blast freezing
capacity, and spending $3 million on automated breast
Farmers Pride Inc.: In November 2017, it broke
ground on a new processing plant in Pennsylvania. It
should be operating in 2020 and processing 2.6 million birds per week at full capacity.
Miller Poultry: In 2017, it installed a $1.5 million
gas stunning system for better animal welfare. ■
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